lek. Aleksander Olsztyński
Key words: PDO threads, complication, thread fragment, thread displacement
Polydioxanone (PDO) sutures are synthetic, biocompatible and absorbable fibres that
have been used for many years in surgical sutures and aesthetic procedures. PDO has been proven in studies to stimulate the formation of new collagen and elastin in tissues, which increases skin firmness and elasticity.
The author has been performing procedures using lifting threads with hooks for about seven years. The author discusses the case of a patient (age 42) who developed an unusual complication: the displacement of thread fragments to areas distant from the area where the implantation procedure was performed. An analysis of the possible causes of the complication indicates, according to the author, a defective quality of the threads used in the procedure.
Even with extensive experience in suture procedures, the possibility of atypical complications and those not discussed in the literature should be taken into account. Careful attention should be paid to the quality of the products used and trustworthy suppliers should be used.